Eden's Run 5K 2018

join us at the 9th annual run to empower the Sudanese people

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Welcome to Eden's Run 5K 2018! This annual family-friendly run and walk event directly benefits the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan, where we support 12 Sudanese teachers and over 900 children every day.

This marks the 9th year for our annual run/walk event. Eden's Run 5K is Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:30AM. This year you can register for FREE and raise $100 through an online fundraising page, which usually only takes about 5 minutes, or pay an entry fee and skip fundraising.

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Registration & Details

You can register for free and raise $100 or pay an entrance fee and skip fundraising

REGISTER TODAY »

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE » 

Important registration deadlines are: 

  • October 6: Earlybird pay-to-enter registration ends, then the price goes up.
  • October 6: Last day to guarentee completion medal and runner bag.
  • October 17: Fundraising-entry registration ends.
  • October 19: Regular pay-to-enter registration ends.
  • Race day registraion is $60. 
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This is a fundraising event! You can help us reach our goal leading up to race day by fundraising through your personal fundraising page. You can even start a fundraising team and invite your friends and family to join you. 

Eden's Run 5K takes you through the beautiful and paved Chickasaw Trail at Shelby Farms Park. We mix things up by doing the course backwards, which means you'll get a little bit of an extra workout. And since race day is in the Fall, the weather is normally sunny and cool every year. 

Each registration includes the run, a runners bag, food, and event photos. Every runner that registers before October 6 is guaranteed a completion medal and runner bag.

Additional medals are awarded to the 5 fastest female and male runners, as well as top 10 fundraisers!

Your Support Empowers Teachers & Students

Whether you register for free and raise $100 or pay-to-enter and skip fundraising, the funds you raise and give support childhood education in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. 

Since 2015, our amazing Eden's Run 5K runners have been supporting the Endure Primary School in Yida. This special, Sudanese-led school began as 4 small classrooms led by just a few teachers. Because of your fundraising and giving, this school now has 10 classrooms led by twelve Sudanese teachers. Every week they teach 900+ students who fled from the Nuba Mountains just across the border. Sudan's dictatorship has been waging a genocidal war against civilians there since 2011. 

In August 2017, this incredible school became one of the top-performing schools in the entire region. And by the end of this year, we'll be adding the final grade to the school!

The funds you generously raise and give through Eden's Run 5K support these students and teachers. REGISTER NOW »

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Meet Eden Siskind

Eden started this annual run to benefit the Sudanese people when she was a student at Lausanne Collegiate School here in Memphis, TN. She ran and grew this event every year on her own and used it as a tool to get her friends and family involved. In 2014 and as she prepared to head off to college, Eden transitioned her namesake race to our organization. We have been managing and growing this event to continue serving the Sudanese ever since, and we continue to use it as a unique way to get new people involved. 

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About Operation Broken Silence

The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is working to accelerate their ability to generate lasting change through storytelling and movement-building, education and emergency response, and grassroots advocacy programs

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation and donations to your fundraising page are tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. DONATE HERE »

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